Former two-division UFC champion and 2008 Olympic gold medalist, Henry Cejudo, likes his chances in a potential showdown with current interim UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan.
Cejudo recently spoke with MMA Junkie Radio and revealed he'd love the opportunity to face Yan at some point, even possibly in his native country of Russia, and believes his wrestling ability would ultimately be the difference in the fight.
“I would love to go to Russia and fight Petr Yan, that ugly potato in Russia, holding up a Russian flag this time and beating his ass in front of his own countrymen,” Cejudo said (MMA Junkie). “Yes, I will take that dude down. Yeah, he’s a great striker. I could tell you that. But I talk about position, composure, and distance, Petr Yan is really good at it, but I’m too much of a competitor. I’m too smart for this dude. I will take him down, and I will literally drown his ass with my wrestling. We’ll put him against the cage, and I ain’t no Aljamain Sterling, guys. I am so much more technical. I am so much better than these dudes. I am at a whole other level of competitors. Michael Jordan, he was the best at basketball. Think about it if he was able to do that in football. That’s what I’ve been able to do. What I’m saying is I have that competitive edge. I have that experience, and I just need that shot, and I need that bag full of money.”